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Pharmacology and drug use in kidney disease 

Pharmacology and drug use in kidney disease
Pharmacology and drug use in kidney disease

Jonathan Barratt

, Kevin Harris

, and Peter Topham

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date: 26 February 2021

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The handling of drugs in the body (pharmacokinetics) is significantly altered in renal disease and also by the reduction in renal function with advancing age. Many drugs, and some active metabolites, are eliminated by the kidney, either by glomerular filtration or tubular secretion. Patients with kidney disease, and especially those who require dialysis, are often on multiple drugs....

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